Each season, the kids at Rainey perform their artistic discipline on stage. It’s our chance to celebrate their accomplishments with friends and family. A volunteer with photography experience is needed to photograph our performances and upload the photos to our computer.
We ask that volunteer photographers have experience photographing stage performances.
volunteer program at rainey institute
Who can be a Rainey Volunteer?
Everyone who cares about children, education, and community art is a potential volunteer. Prior teaching experience is not necessary. Volunteers may be:
- Family members (grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc.)
- College students
- Senior citizens
- Community members
I’ve submitted my volunteer request! What’s next?
Within 1-2 business days, our volunteer coordinator will email and text you the role(s) that
work best for your interests and availability. From there, you will decide whether to confirm
your role. After confirming, we’ll help you schedule a background test and you can choose an
orientation/training session to attend.
I want to register a group of volunteers. How do I do that?
The best way to start a group volunteering arrangement is to Email [email protected] Introduce yourself, and our volunteer coordinator will send a group registration form.
Also, if you participated in a group volunteer role prior to the COVID 19 outbreak (for example, our good friends at American Greetings), please reach out! We are looking to reopen past volunteer roles that worked for community and corporate partners.
Can I prepare for my volunteer role beforehand?
Absolutely! Please refer to the Volunteer downloads area of this page.
What makes a great Rainey Volunteer?
A great Rainey volunteer is someone who affirms the dignity of ALL our students. That means they call them by their name, ask them about their artistic practice, and listen to their thoughts. A great volunteer knows that even routine tasks are the vehicle for providing good interpersonal care.
A great Rainey volunteer is someone who the staff can depend on. That means they complete what their supervising staff assigns and aren’t afraid to ask for clarifying directions.
A great volunteer acts as an essential player in Rainey’s staff, both by working as equals and learning from our experienced childcare and art instructors. A great Rainey volunteer does this for the Cleveland community. A great volunteer recognizes that their service to the children is a service to the next generation of Cleveland artists and citizens.